The National Association of Resident Doctors NARD has threatened to embark on an indefinite strike action starting from June 15 over unpaid COVID-19 allowances among other issues.

In a statement by NARD President, Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, he accused the government of indifferent to the demands of doctors. He said doctors in Isolation wards and treatment centers for COVID-19 will not be exempted from the strike action once it begins.

The demands of the doctors are as follows

Stoppage of Illegal deductions of Salaries by some state government

Refund of illegally deducted salaries

Non-payment of salaries of some members

Non-payment of COVID19 inducement allowances

Inadequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment

Harassment and Assault of Doctors in the line of duty.

Failure of government to provide life insurance for doctors and other health workers in the frontline.